The Board of Trustees for the Bancroft Public Library in Salem met on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 for their annual meeting, and their regular monthly meeting for January. At this meeting, officers were elected for the coming year. Ed Donoghue was elected Board President, Kim Erbe was elected to the Vice President position, and Rebecca Brown was voted in as Secretary and Financial Officer. Library Board Liaisons with the Salem Town Board are Kim Erbe and Rebecca Brown.
The Bancroft Public Library Board of Trustees should be recognized for their hard work and dedication in the past year. The Library Board secured funding through the Southern Adirondack Library System Construction Challenge Grant to pay for John G. Waite Associates Architectural Services to create a blueprint for changes to our building to bring it up to current ADA accessibility standards. The Library Board also applied for a NY State Aid for Library Construction Grant to attain money to help pay for these changes to the building. (We are still awaiting news on this application.) The Board did successfully secure funding via a separate NY State Aid for Library Construction Grant to help pay for a new roof, an upgraded heating and cooling system, and more energy-efficient windows. These forward-thinking changes to the building will serve the whole community well as we move toward the future.